Preacher's Corner: What are you looking at?
Bethany means “house of the poor.” Any story about Jesus’ last moments on earth should make us remember the poor. Interestingly, the very first public teaching Jesus does is found in Luke 4, where he is handed the scroll of the prophet Isaiah, and there he reads aloud, “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring good news to the poor,” Luke 4:18 NRSV. One might say the entire earthly ministry of Jesus is bookended by his speaking out on behalf of the poor.
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